Friday, February 20, 2009

Buy and Hold Wins over the Long Term

My Money Blog had a great article about what happens when investors try to time the market. I hedge my bets by trading actively in my regular accounts, and buying/holding in my retirement accounts. Right now, actively trading is working out better than buying and holding. At the same time, my regular account balances fluctuate wildly, so I've had to develop an iron stomach. Who would have thought trading "blue chips" like General Electric (GE) and Wells Fargo (WFC) would be akin to high stakes gambling?

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